Pallid Hand Armour (Death Guard)

Pallid Hand Armour (Death Guard)

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    28 Nov 2021
  • Updated
    06 Dec 2021
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Off-White Armour

  1. Basecoat the armour with Wraithbone . I also primed with Wraithbone , to make to process quicker.
  2. Wash the armour with Skeleton Horde , thinned with an equal amount of Contrast Medium .
  3. In particuarly deep recesses, I like to pop a little Agrax Earthshade , to define them more. You could also just use a thinned darker brown like Rhinox Hide .
  4. Edge highlight the most exposed edges with Pallid Wych Flesh .
  5. Add specular highlights to the centre of the previous ones and on pointed corners with dots of a pure white (like Vallejo Dead White ).
  6. Add thin downward lines with Rust Streaks by AK Interactive.
  7. Shape the above lines with some white spirit on a brush. Making them thinner and adding a nice natural looking stain.

Green Pauldrons

  1. Basecpat the armours with Deathworld Forest .
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade .
  3. Edge highlight with Death Guard Green
  4. Add small highlights of Nurgling Green where relevant.
  5. Finish of by mixing some Pallid Wych Flesh into your Nurgling Green and adding specular highlights to points and corners.

Bronze Armour Trim

  1. Basecoat with Balthasar Gold .
  2. Wash the metal with equal parts Agrax Earthshade and Aethermatic Blue .
  3. Add any edge highlights you fancy in with Sycorax Bronze .
  4. Finish highlighting the metal with small specular highlights of Stormhost Silver .
  5. In areas where the previous wash has dried and collected, pop some thinned Sotek Green .
  6. Put very small amounts of Nihilakh Oxide within the previous colour. This represents the most oxidized parts.
  7. If you wanted to add a little additional "pop", consider adding dots of pure white in areas where oxidisation would have REALLY built up.

Rookie Brushes


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AK Interactive
Weathering effect 1
  • AK013 Rust Streaks
Citadel Painting System 16
Base 5
  • Balthasar Gold
  • Death Guard Green
  • Deathworld Forest
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Wraithbone
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Layer 5
  • Nurgling Green
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Sotek Green
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Sycorax Bronze
Technical 2
  • Contrast Medium
  • Nihilakh Oxide
Spray 1
  • Wraithbone
Contrast 2
  • Aethermatic Blue
  • Skeleton Horde
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
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